Board of Trustees

The mission of the Salem-South Lyon District Library Board of Trustees is to uphold the trust, granted to us by our fellow citizens, as we provide financial direction, long-term strategic planning, advocacy, and provide policies for the library while continuing our professional development.


Linda Hamilton

Linda Hamilton has lived in Salem Township for many years.  She and her husband are involved in the family dairy farm which has operated since the 1820s.  All three of her children (all being regular library users) were raised in Salem and her daughter worked at the library while attending college.  Linda served on the very first Salem-South Lyon District Library Board of Trustees as its president.  She oversaw the building of the initial district library building.  Linda believes a quality library is integral to any community.
Contact: Linda Hamilton

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Denise Stacer

Denise graduated from Michigan State University with a Computer Science Engineering degree. She recently moved to Salem Township with her husband David. They have three children (a doctor, a stage manager, and an engineer), all of whom grew up with the library as an important part of their routines. Denise still volunteers at her former library as vice president of their Friends group and local scholarship chair. She has been an avid reader her whole life and is looking forward to this new library adventure.
Contact: Denise Stacer
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David McNeill

W. David McNeill has had the pleasure of serving as the Treasurer of the Salem-South Lyon District Library since 2005.  He has lived with his wife and two children in South Lyon since 1998.  He left his position as a bank manager after 15 years with Charter One.  He has a lifelong love of reading and has a degree in Literature from Eastern Michigan University.  He is always looking for new things to learn and has recently been focused on Special Education Law.
Contact: W. David McNeill



Amy Randall-Ray

Amy Randall-Ray was born and raised in Illinois.  She received her BS in Foods and Nutrition from the University of Illinois and her MS in Nutritional Sciences from the University of Illinois.  She moved to Michigan in 1996 with her husband and continued her education at the University of Michigan to complete her dietetic internship.  Amy has lived in South Lyon since 1999.   She has three kids, two of which participate in the library friends club.  Amy currently works for Genentech Pharmaceuticals in clinical research.  She is an active member of the United Methodist Church.  Amy and her family enjoy traveling and outdoor activities.  She, of course, loves to read and believes that the library is at the vital core of every community.
Contact: Amy Randall-Ray



Nina Byrnes

The Byrnes, Ken, and Nina, have been residents of Salem Township since 2003. Nina earned her BSN from Eastern Michigan University and has worked as a pediatric nurse for her entire career. She is currently employed at Mott Children's Hospital. Libraries have been a huge part of the lives of her family and are an integral part of our community. All three of their children have very fond memories of going to the library, participating in programs, and are avid readers. Their oldest child became a librarian. Nina enjoys reading, sewing, and cooking. She is passionate about literacy and hopes to foster a love of reading for everyone in our community.
Contact:  Nina Byrnes

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Pat Peruski

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Dan Siivola 
Daniel was born and raised in Michigan where he had five brothers to share the household with. He would walk about nine blocks to his local library during grade school to obtain and read books on woodworking and other topics.

After high school, he enlisted into the U.S. military, was stationed in Berlin, Germany, and was honorably discharged after three years of service. He attended Northern Michigan University on the “GI Bill” where he obtained a Bachelor of Science Degree with honors (Cum Laude) and a double minor.

While working full time for the State of Michigan in the Marquette area he volunteered his time with the local township fire department and became a firefighter/rescue tech and EMT. He also volunteered his time with Marquette County Emergency Services as a rescue tech/EMT. He became an instructor with rescue equipment, American Red Cross first aid, and CPR; training other firefighters in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.

Later, he moved to the Detroit metro area after taking a law enforcement position with the federal government. He retired after serving for 26 years. During this time he worked temporary duty in several States and foreign countries.

Daniel lives in a multi-generational household that also has five rescued cats. He is looking forward to continuing his public service by supporting the library as a Board Trustee.

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